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The 5 things you need to know about the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace

What about safety features?

The Jaguar E-Pace hasn’t been tested yet by Euro NCAP or ANCAP, but offers a raft of active safety features, including:

Blind Spot Assist: The technology combines the capabilities of Blind Spot Monitor with the Lane Keep Assist functionality to prevent drivers sideswiping another vehicle. If another vehicle is detected in the E-Pace’s blind spot and the driver attempts to steer into its path, Blind Spot Assist applies corrective steering torque to prevent the lane change. The driver is simultaneously alerted by a flashing LED in the corresponding side mirror. If necessary, the driver is able to override the corrective steering torque.

Forward Traffic Monitor: The E-Pace’s 360-degree Surround Camera includes the new Forward Traffic Monitor. When Junction View is selected, the grille-mounted camera displays a feed of traffic approaching from either side, while Forward Traffic Monitor displays a warning if an oncoming vehicle is detected.

Adaptive Driving Beam: Jaguar’s advanced Adaptive Driving Beam is available as part of the advanced Matrix LED headlights system. The vehicle’s forward-facing camera detects the presence of oncoming vehicles and adjusts the pattern of the light beams to prevent them from dazzling other drivers without compromising visibility.

Park Assist: The Park Assist function can steer the vehicle into parallel and bay parking spaces. The ultrasonic sensors measure the space to ensure suitability and then steers the vehicle itself – the driver simply controls the accelerator and brakes.

2018 Jaguar E-Pace

Beyond this, the Jaguar E-Pace obviously features all-wheel drive, ISOFIX mounts, traction and stability controls, trailer stability assist, hill start assist, corner brake control, roll stability assist, a full suite of airbags and a pedestrian airbag. In the event of an impact with a pedestrian at speeds between 25-50km/h (16-31mph), the Active Bonnet lifts and the pedestrian airbag deploys from beneath its trailing edge. The airbag inflates to cover the base of the windscreen within 50-60 milliseconds of a collision.

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Isaac Bober

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